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Sun May 27, 2018, 05:09 AM

Capitalist taking over commie billboard


A billboard near I-70 Exit 298 says "Manhattan: The next best thing to communism."


The infamous “communism” billboard on I-70 is about to go away.

The company that rents the top portion of the billboard has signed an agreement to take over the space on the bottom, effective June 1. Dave Dreiling, owner of that company, said Wednesday that a new sports bar in Junction City called “JC’s” will be advertising in that space.

The board that went up last week in that space says: “Manhattan: The next best thing to communism,” accompanied by the hammer-and-sickle symbol of the former Soviet Union.

That sign was the work of Ron Ford, a Manhattan man who got into a dispute with the city government 17 years ago about zoning rules. Ford has refused to talk to The Mercury. Former city officials and others say they figure that dispute is his beef with the city.

Read more: http://themercury.com/news/local/capitalist-taking-over-commie-billboard/article_fbf900fb-969f-5802-a180-8c68291e3040.html

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TexasTowelie May 2018 OP
TimeSnowDemos May 2018 #1
lastlib May 2018 #2
TimeSnowDemos May 2018 #3
eppur_se_muova May 2018 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2018, 05:26 AM

1. Yet another example

 

Of an American that can't define the word 'communism'.

And that is neat universal on the right AND left in the US.

Something about crappy US schools brainwashing generations of children.

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Response to TimeSnowDemos (Reply #1)

Sun May 27, 2018, 05:36 AM

2. (not just crappy schools...)

Plenty of right-wing orgs like John Birch Society make up their own definition of it and slap the label on anything they don't like.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #2)

Sun May 27, 2018, 06:02 AM

3. Yep

 

And the media can't define it either...

On the left it means libraries and roads, on the right it means totalitarian dictatorship.

Neither is vaguely correct.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:45 AM

4. Paid for by the Ford's what ?

And to which Ford does it belong ?

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